Laura is a Senior Associate and Barrister qualified in both England and Wales (Middle Temple) and Northern Ireland. Formerly a case controller in the City and Corporate division of the UK's Serious Fraud Office, Laura specialises in business crime and corporate internal investigations. She provides clients with advice on all aspects of investigations relating to allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering. She also provides advice on mitigating the risks to corporates through the implementation of effective compliance programmes.
Prior to joining Pinsent Masons Laura spent 6 years at the Serious Fraud Office working on numerous complex financial crime investigations and prosecutions involving accounting frauds, market abuse, financial services frauds, the prosecution of corporate entities, whistle-blowing, self-reporting, defendant-assisted investigations, plea-bargaining, formal plea negotiations, proceeds of crime, and dealing with domestic and international prosecuting authorities including the DOJ, SEC and FBI in the US, and the FCA.